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Water 2017, 9(4), 260; doi:10.3390/w9040260

Water Quality Dynamics of Urban Water Bodies during Flooding in Can Tho City, Vietnam

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Center of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC), Viet Nam National University—Ho Chi Minh City (VNU—HCM), Ho Chi Minh City 12345, Vietnam
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft 2611 AX, The Netherlands
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Cooperative research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
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Received: 4 February 2017 / Revised: 30 March 2017 / Accepted: 1 April 2017 / Published: 6 April 2017
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Water pollution associated with flooding is one of the major problems in cities in the global South. However, studies of water quality dynamics during flood events are not often reported in literature, probably due to difficult conditions for sampling during flood events. Water quality parameters in open water (canals, rivers, and lakes), flood water on roads and water in sewers have been monitored during the extreme fluvial flood event on 7 October 2013 in the city of Can Tho, Vietnam. This is the pioneering study of urban flood water pollution in real time in Vietnam. The results showed that water quality is very dynamic during flooding, especially at the beginning of the event. In addition, it was observed that the pathogen and contaminant levels in the flood water are almost as high as in sewers. The findings show that population exposed to flood water runs a health risk that is nearly equal to that of being in contact with sewer water. Therefore, the people of Can Tho not only face physical risk due to flooding, but are also exposed to health risks. View Full-Text
Keywords: Can Tho city; extreme event; urban flooding; water quality monitoring; water pollution Can Tho city; extreme event; urban flooding; water quality monitoring; water pollution
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Nguyen, H.Q.; Radhakrishnan, M.; Huynh, T.T.N.; Baino-Salingay, M.L.; Ho, L.P.; Steen, P.V.; Pathirana, A. Water Quality Dynamics of Urban Water Bodies during Flooding in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Water 2017, 9, 260.

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